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Vanilla Oatis - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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308 Ratings
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Ratings: 308
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 11
Gots: 38 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ninkasi Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A delicious oatmeal stout with just enough hops to balance the copious quantities of dark roasted malts, oatmeal for a creamy smooth drinkability, and whole vanilla beans for a rich complexity. To achieve this higher level of decadence, we added in whole vanilla beans to the final stage of fermentation - the same process we use to dry hop a beer.

(Beer added by: Docer on 07-19-2009)
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Photo of BastardKing24
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%

Appearance is black with tan head that falls to lacing fast, but sticks around.

Smell is of milk chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, bittersweet cocoa, coffee.

Taste is more of the smell with predominant roasted barely and vanilla on the front, with coffee, toffee, hops, chocolate on the backend.

mouthfeel is very nice with the oats added, it gives a thick kick to it, as well as the base malt which equals out at 7.2% alc. a very well done stout, ive had the normal oatis and this vanilla gives it just a bit more dimension and compliments the flavors nicely.

BastardKing24, Dec 01, 2013
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Photo of PHBoiler
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%

Pours a deep, rich black color with a nice one finger coffee brown head. The nose has some faint chocolate and roasty notes. The body is exactly the right consistency for an oatmeal stout, which runs a little thinner than others. Not quite as creamy as other stouts. You get the coffee, chocolate notes from the roast and I did notice the vanilla. It isn't sweet or overpowering, but I'd be disappointed without the vanilla. Well made, tasty stout.

PHBoiler, Oct 18, 2013
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3.89/5  rDev +1.6%

The vanilla does show up but enough in my liking as to not take away from the chocolate notes of the beer. Add oatmeal to the mix and this is very drinkable and quite smooth in the aftertaste. Ninkasi has become one of my fave brewers from Oregon available in BC. This stout hits the marks in all areas.

canucklehead, Oct 14, 2013
Vanilla Oatis from Ninkasi Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 308 ratings.